Friday update: Number of coronavirus cases among York children nearly doubles

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Another 66 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 1 October).

That takes the cumulative case total to 22,263 – giving an overall infection rate of 10,550.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 507 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 14 (2.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 239.3 new cases per 100,000 people (505 cases).

The English national average is 337.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 429.8.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 1 October).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 26 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 26 September

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000 population. On a phone scroll horizontally to see all the data. Source *Suppressed rates: MSOA level rates are suppressed where there have been fewer than 3 cases in a seven-day period. This is to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure.
AreaCases7 day
Strensall47676.936 (327.3%)
Haxby41717.313 (46.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham29459.514 (93.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe28337.814 (100.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood26286.27 (36.8%)
Acomb24229.4-3 (-11.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton22257.6-14 (-38.9%)
South Bank & Dringhouses22277.117 (340.0%)
Wigginton22363.52 (10.0%)
Clifton North20229.6-6 (-23.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves19166.85 (35.7%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park19203.35 (35.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe18135.53 (20.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton18186.1-2 (-10.0%)
Holgate East18198.65 (38.5%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South18216.28 (80.0%)
York City Centre18129.24 (28.6%)
New Earswick17293.06 (54.5%)
Huntington15220.39 (150.0%)
Tang Hall15133.55 (50.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University14143.21 (7.7%)
Holgate West14149.92 (16.7%)
Osbaldwick13152.40 (0.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake8124.0-4 (-33.3%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 28 September there had been 51 Covid phone triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 51 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 30 September, the Covid Symptom App estimates 645 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,230 people). It was 1,012 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 35th out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England on case rates, with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest seven day rate. It was 14th last week.

Exceedance: The PHE ‘Exceedance’ rating compares the number of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous six weeks and provides a red-amber-green rating to indicate if the trend is worsening. The rating for York is Red. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 28 September, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 8.73%. That’s up from 8.19% last week. The national and regional averages are 11% and 14.4% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.6% (it was 0.8% last week). The national average is 1.2%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 24 September, 5,270 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 4,733 (89.8%) were successful and 537 (10.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 29 September there were three care homes in the City of York Council area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 20 September there were 233 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, up from 122 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 17 September, 414 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (239 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up one on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 196.20 – which is lower than the national average of 242.01.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 28 September, there were 35 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 35 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were four confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, the same as last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 29 September, 152,661 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.6% of people aged 16+); and 141,767 had had both doses (79.5% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 396 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 61,225 – an infection rate of 9,865.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 3,964 cases in Ryedale (up 19) – 321.8 case rate per 100K
  • 10,083 in Selby (up 60) – 497.3
  • 16,544 in Harrogate (up 128) – 569.5
  • 8,625 in Hambleton (up 58) – 471
  • 11,188 in Scarborough (up 85) – 482.8
  • 5,166 in Richmondshire (up 24) – 331.3
  • 5,655 in Craven (up 22) – 408.1.

There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 654 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 26 September, and 31 in the previous seven days (down nine).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:35,57736,480
Total of people tested positive in the UK:7,841,6257,807,036
Daily UK deaths:127137
Total number UK deaths:136,789136,662
Confirmed cases in York:22,26322,197
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:61,22560,829
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:37,13036,941
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseN/AN/A
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseN/AN/A
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 34,372
Total: 48,863,490
Daily: 31,539
Total: 48,829,118
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 34,459
Total: 44,901,832
Daily: 34,093
Total: 44,867,373